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COVID-19 concerns give way to Habs Fever in Quebec as Montreal continues playoff run

The Habs, like other NHL teams, had been playing to empty arenas for much of the year thanks to measures barring fans from gathering in person and potentially spreading COVID-19. But the team's playoff run coincided with the easing of many provincial public health restrictions, including the reopening of restaurants and bars. And fans have followed.

Montreal Canadiens fans celebrate their team's overtime victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup semifinal outside of the Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday, June 18, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

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New venue set to open at Royalmount

A new venue is set to open next month at the site of the Royalmount project near the intersection of the Decarie Expressway and Highway 40. Dubbed “Jardin Royalmount,” it is a flexible space that is being built to follow rapidly changing COVID restrictions that are difficult to predict.

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What you need to know before you book (or put off) your summer trip

While easing travel restrictions may be causing some Canadians to consider taking a trip this summer, there are several issues to take into account before booking those plane tickets, including varying border requirements, trouble finding insurance, and the issue of travelling with unvaccinated children.

Travellers are directed to take a mandatory COVID-19 test after arriving on a international flight at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Monday, February 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Opinion: Je suis une Québécoise

Quebec has done a service to its citizens by teaching them two languages from an early age. Yet Quebec Premier François Legault believes that to protect French, he needs to implement the notwithstanding clause…again.

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Racially profiled sickle cell disease patients say they face poor care

Some 5,000 Canadians suffer from sickle cell disease that can leave them in excruciating and paralyzing pain during an attack, and when left untreated, can be deadly. But many patients who seek medical help are instead racially profiled and discriminated against, resulting in poor health care and potentially deadly consequences.

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